Jury selection begins for ex-deputy charged in Ohio killings


WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the trial of a former southern Ohio sheriff’s deputy on charges including murder in a high-speed chase that ended with an on-duty fatal shooting of a man.

The jury selection started Monday in Waverly for former Pike County deputy Joel Jenkins in the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Robert Rooker. Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and reckless homicide in that case.

Also, Jenkins has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless homicide in a second case involving the fatal shooting of a neighbor in December 2015. Court records don’t list a date for the trial in that case. Jenkins has said he was showing neighbor Jason Brady a gun when it went off accidentally.

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